One of the key principles of architectural design is building form, otherwise known as aesthetics or a buildings expression of beauty. Architectural designed properties often have bespoke features that allow for unique aesthetic value to be portrayed. During a recent building survey we noted several features of a property that fall into the ‘unique’ and ‘bespoke’ categories of architectural design. This article will aim to share some of these fascinating features with the reader assessing the functionality, design and maintenance of such elements...READ MORE
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When inspecting a property/site, we sometimes encounter retaining walls. On a recent building survey seven retaining walls were noted within the property boundary, this gives some indication as to the topographic nature of the land where the property was situated! Retaining walls can be problematic when left unmaintained, consequently defining ownership of the walls is one of the main issues as this ultimately determines who is responsible for maintenance of the wall...READ MORE